House Hunting in Sweden: A Sauna-Topped Water Tower Near Stockholm

After a slump in 2017 and 2018, Sweden’s housing prices are soaring again thanks to growing consumer confidence and evolving demand for larger homes.

#real-estate-and-housing-residential, #stockholm-sweden, #sweden

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The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #batteries, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #bloomberg-michael-r, #buses, #c40-cities-climate-leadership-group, #copenhagen-denmark, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #germany, #heidelberg-germany, #hydrogen, #international-council-on-clean-transportation, #jaguar-land-rover, #mercedes-benz, #oslo-norway, #portland-ore, #real-estate-commercial, #reckitt-benckiser, #roads-and-traffic, #rotterdam-netherlands, #sap-ag, #stockholm-sweden, #transit-systems, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #university-of-heidelberg, #wurzner-eckart

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In Sweden, Coronavirus Infections and Calls for a Lockdown Are Rising

The country has been keeping restaurants and bars open, trying not to let the pandemic disrupt life. But the second wave is forcing authorities to reconsider their approach.

#disease-rates, #politics-and-government, #shutdowns-institutional, #stockholm-sweden, #sweden

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Danish Hygge Is So Last Year. Say Hello to Swedish Mys.

The essence of mys is the feeling of warmth. And the best city to stock up on mys-making supplies is Stockholm.

#candles, #ceramics-and-pottery, #design, #shopping-and-retail, #sodermalm-stockholm-sweden, #stockholm-sweden, #tables

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2020 Nobel Prize Winners: Full List

Winners of the 2020 prizes in the sciences, literature, peace and economics.

#nobel-prizes, #oslo-norway, #stockholm-sweden

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Vilified Early Over Lax Virus Strategy, Sweden Seems to Have Scourge Controlled

After having weathered high death rates when it resisted a lockdown in the spring, Sweden now has one of Europe’s lowest rates of daily new cases. Whether that is an aberration remains to be seen.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #great-britain, #netherlands, #spain, #stockholm-sweden, #world-health-organization

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A Cozy Cottage on an Island Northeast of Stockholm

After years of creating avant-garde retail spaces for Scandinavian fashion brands, a pair of designers has built a deceptively simple home for themselves.

#furniture, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #stockholm-sweden

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Sweden Tries Out a New Status: Pariah State

Fearing the country’s lax approach to combating the coronavirus, Sweden’s Scandinavian neighbors have all closed their borders to Swedes.

#copenhagen-denmark, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #immigration-and-emigration, #oslo-norway, #stockholm-sweden, #travel-warnings

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Sweden’s Ex-Ambassador to China Is Tried Over Secret Meetings on Detainee

The diplomat, Anna Lindstedt, is accused of overstepping her role in arranging meetings between the daughter of a detained Hong Kong bookseller and two businessmen who said they could help free him.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #gui-minhai, #hong-kong, #international-relations, #lindstedt-anna, #politics-and-government, #stockholm-sweden, #sweden

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I Live in Sweden. I’m Not Panicking About the Coronavirus.

Time will tell if my country’s coronavirus plan was wise.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #herd-immunity, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #scandinavia, #shutdowns-institutional, #stockholm-sweden, #sweden

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Coronavirus and the Sweden ‘Herd Immunity’ Myth

The country’s approach to the pandemic sets a seductive example. But the United States shouldn’t copy it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #stockholm-sweden, #sweden, #united-states

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